eVTOL take-off in Spain: EHang EH216 flies in U-space and vertiport AMU-LED trials

Vertiport developer BlueNest has announced the first flight on October 3, 2022, of an (unpiloted) eVTOL in Spain as part of the AMU-LED research programme.

According to a Linkedin post from the company: “Many more will come, being the main purpose to throughly test and explore the take-off, landing and MRO operations in our agnostic vertiports that are already being designed, and later optimized and built very soon, compliant, safe, sustainable and efficient. We appreciate the support of all the partners and specially to Cidade da Cultura de Galicia and Civil UAVs Initiative – Xunta de Galicia.

According to a related post from consortium member Instituto Tecnológico de Galicia (ITG):
“After the previous tests in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, we are proud to bring to Galicia this historic moment that incorporates the U-space technology called AIRUS, which allows the efficient and safe integration of all types of drones in the airspace. The drone of the manufacturer EHang and owned by the company Bluenest by Globalvia, has a weight of 600 kilos and is completely electric. It could carry two people on board at speeds of up to 130 km/h with a range of 30 minutes in which it can travel up to 35 kilometers with its full load capacity, which is 250 kilos.

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